- Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.
An example of something wary is a glance in your rear view mirror when you think someone might be following you; a wary glance.
wary definition by Webster's New World
wary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective war·i·er, war·i·est
- On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers.
- Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds.
Origin: Middle English ware, from Old English wǽr; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
- warˈi·ly adverb
- warˈi·ness noun
wary - Phrases/Idioms